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Florida Senate race (virtually) over

The infamous Katherine Harris won the Republican primary for US Senate in Florida Tuesday. She defeated challengers despite the intervention of Gov. Jeb Bush and others who tried to push her out of the race. Her campaign has had staff defections, and has raised illegal contributions.

Harris currently trails incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson by 30 points. An embarrassing defeat would be fitting considering her partisan role as Florida's Secretary of State in the 2000 presidential election.

In May, the Florida Republican Party even pulled its previous support for Harris in a letter:

"Katherine, though it causes us much anguish, we have determined that your campaign faces irreparable damage," said a May 7 letter to Harris obtained by the Associated Press. "We feel that we have no other choice but to revoke our support."


At 9/08/2006 10:08:00 PM, Anonymous thoughtfulconservative said...

Bill Nelson's a popular guy, former astronaut, done a good job as Senator, but Harris has already overcome steep odds to get the nomination, so I wouldn't write her off yet.

As a former Floridian, I'm going to keep my eye more closely on this race.


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